After nearly a year of avoiding it, a New Haven man was charged in a motorcycle accident that happened in 2022 in Hamden. The charges that were filed were not dissimilar to the ones that you could face if you were involved in a New Haven motorcycle accident and you are found to be at fault.
We write a lot about the dangers that can arise from getting into a motorcycle accident and there are a lot of them. You could become injured or even worse the victim of fatality from this type of accident, but injuries are not the only things you need to be concerned about in the event that you find yourself involved in this type of incident. There are financial concerns that would certainly pop up as well as a potential battle with your insurance company, but there are also legal issues that you might find yourself embroiled in, especially if you are found at fault and the result of the accident is a fatality.
Some of the charges that you might face if you are involved in a motorcycle accident could include;
1.) First or second-degree manslaughter
3.) Reckless driving
In the case of the New Haven man who was charged in this particular motorcycle accident he was also charged with operating without a license. This is a charge that could be levied if your driver’s license is not up to date.
While the severity of the charges is left to the discretion of law enforcement, all of these charges are serious and could potentially lead to jail time. Getting into a New Haven motorcycle accident may be something that can have ramifications throughout your life and may be something that you come to seriously regret. This is why it is so important that you follow all rules of the road and are driving with a proper license. You will also want to remain driving at the speed limit so as to not speed excessively which can increase the severity of any accident that you might be involved in.
If you are injured in an accident whether it is your fault or not, you may need to speak with an experienced attorney who can review your situation. Contact our office and one of our attorneys will speak with you and work on your situation to help protect your long-term interests.